Cycling 40:00  16.0 km (2:30 / km)
Had 3 1/4 hours between flights in Dubai, everything went smoothly with the transfer and I didn't feel too sleepy (I'd got a couple of hours sleep on the previous leg, after getting a row to myself), so I decided to head for the airport gym. This was a bonus session in a lot of ways and I think it did me some good in the getting-through-the-flight department (although that will be fully tested tomorrow). Felt better than the corresponding session in Oslo although not much more interesting; the televisual backdrop this time was a movie of the sort where it was rare for 60 consecutive seconds to pass without someone shooting at someone (except during the ads) and there was one scene which contained five different items of total implausibility in the space of about 15 seconds.
Unusual route choice from Geneva to Dubai - southeast across the eastern Mediterranean and then east across the north of Saudi Arabia. I assume this is because of winds and not because of an issue with Turkish or Iranian airspace. (Iraq, Syria and Israel are all no-go zones, so you have to pass either north or south). Highlight was a spectacular view of Mount Olympus.